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Wellmark - Des Moines Sr IT Solutions Developer - Digital & Health Services Team in Des Moines, Iowa

About the team: You will be working on the Digital & Health Services build team focused on building health services capabilities that make it possible for nurses, doctors to provide the best care possible for our members. Our team is currently working on migrating these capabilities from our legacy system to platform designed to carry this part of our business well into the future. We are involved in a variety of work that spans from system configuration to upgrades and maintenance to integrating with the enterprise and third parties. This team is cross-functional, follows Agile development practices, and works closely with other teams throughout the Application Delivery division of Wellmark IT.

About the career: In this role, you will conduct systems analysis, design, and maintenance which support Wellmark's business and Technology applications. You will lead analysis and programming related to systems analysis, design, integration and maintenance to support Wellmarks business and Technology applications. You will build relationships with Wellmark leaders and act as consultant on business process improvements and technology enhancements or capabilities.

Our Ideal Candidate:You are energized at the opportunity to have a role that is a combination of heads down coding and participating in planning for the future of health services applications at Wellmark. You are a continual learner and eager for mentorship, development, and to be continually challenged. While you may be new to the insurance industry, you are engaged in learning Wellmark as a business and the members we serve.

Why Wellmark Technology? At a time when technology is creating new business models, disrupting industries and creating valuable experiences for consumers, our role as technology team members must elevate an organization through innovative transformation, modernized technology and delivery of new business strategies, including an aim to continuously evolve and enhance the customer experience. At Wellmark, our technology transformation program is called Ascend and is led by our empowered technology leaders and team members. Together, we are leaning into the future, owning the outcome and working together to transform how we work and what innovative solutions we deliver.


  • 8 years of direct and applicable experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field of study PLUS 4 years of design & development experience


  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to complex issues

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties

  • Ability to set and meet established time-frames while assuring data and information integrity

  • Experience prioritizing and managing time with little direction

  • Previous experience troubleshooting and developing creative technical solutions

  • Ability to communicate with and coach/mentor team members

  • Demonstrated experience in software development life cycle methodologies


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Full Stack experience

  • Experience working within an Agile team environment

  • Ability or interest in mentoring/coaching others

  • Experience partnering with global staffing vendors to deliver projects

a. Implement innovative and cost effective business solutions for multiple applications and systems, utilizing information technology, business and industry trends.

b. Analyze, develop, test, implement, document and maintain software and systems that meet Wellmark's evolving business needs.

c. Provide production support for complex research and root cause.

d. Support and adhere to Wellmark software development life cycle SDLC, operational procedures and development and security standards by following required process.

e. Coordinate with company resources to accomplish integration of products and processes and complex solutions. Provide timely and accurate results, and exceptional customer service.

f. Provide training and mentoring on how to use new or enhanced software or applications.

g. Mentor and train Technology staff on developing and implementing solutions.

h. Participate in project proposals, estimates and proof of concept activities as needed.

i. Participate in industry/knowledge reference groups relative to position.

j. Report issues and status to leader.

k. Other duties as assigned.

Posting Title: Sr IT Solutions Developer - Digital & Health Services Team

Requisition ID: 214502


External Company Name: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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